Añoreta Golf is the first 18-hole golf course to be built to the east of Malaga. The Añoreta Course was designed by the famed Ryder Cup Champion José María Cañizares. The par 72 has a longitude of 6,016 metres for professionals and 5,833 for amateurs. Añoreta first opened in 1990. Añoreta Golf proves itself to be an excellent challenge for golfers of all levels with its varied and pleasant undulating greens surrounded by trees and water accentuating the natural beauty of the setting. Many of the holes are trully spectacular, in particular hole 7 with its breathtaking seaviews. The course offers a seventeen-hole par 3 bordered by an immense lake enhancing the emerald turf. The Añoreta Golf location takes advantage of the outstanding Mediterranean Climate that only the Costa del Sol can offer every day of the year. This is an attractive course, in which the tree-lined fairways, lush vegetation and abundance of water help to enhance its natural beauty. Water is an important feature of the Anoreta course and comes into play on no less than eleven of the holes, while the maturing trees provide golfers with some welcome shade during the hot summer months. Most of the fairways are wide and quite easy to play, although the fast greens are often well-protected by water and bunkers. All these obstacles help to make Anoreta a more challenging course, albeit one which is suitable for all levels of golfer. There are fantastic views of the sea from the tee at the huge 3rd (par 5), which measures over 500 metres, while more panoramic vistas can be enjoyed at the short 7th (par 4), which has a lake in the middle of the fairway. One of the trickiest and most spectacular holes is the 8th (par 4) which features a right dogleg and a large lake on the left-hand side, although the signature hole at AÃ±oreta is probably the 17th (par 3), on which the green is surrounded by water on three sides.